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How To Make Herbal Tea At Home – 3 Amazing Herbal Tea Recipes

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Did you know that herbal tea is not actually tea? Yes, herbal tea (or tisane) is made from the different parts of plants and shrubs except for Camellia Sinensis i.e. true tea. Tisanes are naturally caffeine free and can be enjoyed hot or cold. They have become popular for their unique aroma, taste and medicinal properties. The most common health benefits include improved digestion, better sleep quality and reduced risk of ailments. Here is the list of top 3 herbal tea recipes you must give a try:

  1. Turmeric Citrus Spice Herbal Tea Recipe

This detox herbal tea recipe is perfect to keep you warm and combat illnesses during chilly winters. Turmeric and ginger are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This herbal tea recipe is easy to make and provides healing benefits.

Course: Drink

Cuisine: Indian

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 1 Person 

Ingredients:

1 cup of water

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

1 tablespoon honey

1 lemon wedge

Instructions:

  1. Crush and grind all the spices (except the chopped ginger) using pestle and mortar.
  2. Add one cup of water and chopped ginger in a saucepan over medium flame. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring frequently using a wooden spoon. Let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Now add turmeric and cinnamon to the mixture. Allow all the ingredients to blend and brew for another 5-7 minutes.
  4. Remove the saucepan from heat and strain the tea into a mug. Add a lemon wedge for garnish and extra flavour and honey as per taste. This tea tastes best when served hot.
  1. Iced Strawberry Herbal Tea Recipe

Iced strawberry herbal tea is a fruit-infused herbal tea recipe which is perfect for tea parties and picnics. This gorgeous red drink is rich in antioxidants, promotes anti-ageing and helps boost the immune system. Adding delicious fruits gives an interesting twist to your regular tea which is loved by all.

Course: Drink

Cuisine: American

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings: 1 Person

Ingredients:

1 cup boiling water

2 teaspoons loose Strawberry Rush Tisane

2-3 sliced strawberries

1-2 sliced pineapples

2 teaspoon granulated sugar

1 sliced lemon (optional for garnish)

Mint leaves  (optional for garnish)

Ice cubes

1 mason jar

Instructions:

  1. Cook the fruits in a saucepan until they become soft.
  2. Add Strawberry tisane into a tea infuser and pour boiling water over it. Let it brew for 2-4 minutes. Strain the tea, add sugar and allow it to reach room temperature.
  3. Blend the tea and cooked fruits to form a puree. Allow it to cool in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours for the flavours to seep in.
  4. Before serving, garnish with mint leaves, ice cubes and lemon wedge in a mason jar. Enjoy! 
  1. Hibiscus Herbal Tea Tisane Recipe

It is one of the most nutritious herbal tea recipe obtained from the hibiscus flower. It is famous worldwide for its delicious tart flavour and deep rose hue. This delicious herbal infusion can be sipped hot or iced. Hibiscus tisane can be savoured during the morning, noon and night without worrying about altering your energy levels.

Course: Drink

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 1 Person 

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Hibiscus herbal tisane

1 cup of boiled water

1 tablespoon honey or sugar -as per your preference (for taste)

1 cinnamon stick (optional)

Mint leaves (optional)

Lime wedge (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Put the water to boil on the stove and while you wait for it to get boiled completely, set up the other ingredients.
  2. Next, add boiling water to the hibiscus herbal tisane. To avoid the water from splashing, transfer it slowly. The good thing about this tea is that there is no caffeine in it. So you can add as much as you want without any guilt. Though the drink calls for just 10 grams, you can add as per your taste preference.
  3. Let the tisane steep for 10 minutes so that it can develop deep red colour and tart like flavour. For a stronger flavour, steep longer.
  4. Strain the hibiscus flower out with the help of a metal strainer.
  5. You can add sweetener as per preference (or none at all). Cinnamon, mint or lime wedge can also be added as garnishing. Your tea is now ready.

CONCLUSION:

Herbal tea making is an art. You can reinvent these recipes or even create your variants. There always exists an herb which has just the perfect colour, taste, texture and aroma for you. So, start sipping new blends and thank us later!

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